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Cellulaze

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Cellulaze

Cellulite is the dimpled appearance of skin that typically occurs in the thigh and buttocks region. The underlying cause of the dimpled, cottage cheese, or orange peel appearance is fibrous bands of connective tissue that pull the skin down and cause the formation of lumpy pockets of fat. Women are more likely to develop cellulite than men. How much cellulite a person develops depends on age, gender, genetics, body fat percentage, and hormonal changes (poor circulation does not cause cellulite). More fat under the skin makes it more likely that a person will develop cellulite. However, it is a common misconception that thin or lean people don't get cellulite.

If you are bothered by cellulite, there are several body contouring treatments available to you, including skin creams which may or may not be effective. There are some more invasive but also more effective cellulite treatments available. Continue reading to learn more about one such treatment called Cellulaze. Find out how it works to reduce cellulite, what kind of results you can expect, and what you can expect to pay for Cellulaze treatment.

Cellulaze: A minimally invasive procedure for cellulite

Cellulaze is a laser procedure that targets cellulite at its source. It is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed with a small handheld device. A cannula (tube) which is the size of a pen tip is inserted under the skin's surface. Laser heat energy is then applied to release the fibrous bands that are causing the dimpling effect in the skin. The Cellulaze laser fiber produces a special type of side-firing laser energy which is very effective in subcising the fibrous bands that give the skin an orange peel appearance. The procedure also involves removing liquefied fat cells from the treated area. Just one treatment with Cellulaze can deliver long-term results.

Does Cellulaze stimulate collagen production?

Yes, besides causing connective tissue breakdown, the side firing fiber laser energy utilized during a Cellulaze treatment stimulates collagen production in the skin. Collagen and elastin are proteins that give the skin its smooth, youthful appearance. Cellulaze is a particularly effective way to treat cellulite because it not only removes fat deposits from the affected area but also stimulates collagen growth. What's more, Cellulaze has been found during clinical studies to increase skin thickness by 25% and skin elasticity by 29% for up to 12 months after the treatment. Thicker, more elastic skin helps to improve the appearance of cellulite. For these reasons, Cellulaze is one of the most effective cellulite treatments on the market.

What is Cellulaze treatment good for?

Cellulaze addresses cellulite, a cosmetic problem that more frequently affects women in the hips, buttocks, and thigh region. It is an effective skin tightening procedure that can give you smoother skin as well as a more appealing body contour.

What to expect with Cellulaze treatments?

Candidacy

A good candidate for FDA approved Cellulaze laser is an individual who is not overweight and has moderate cellulite in the hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Preparation

There is no special preparation required before a Cellulaze procedure to treat cellulite.

Procedure Details

Before starting the procedure, your doctor will numb the area with local anesthesia. The local anesthesia helps to reduce discomfort during the procedure. They will then make a small incision. A cannula (tube) will be inserted under the skin through this incision. The Cellulaze laser fiber will then be threaded into the cannula. Laser energy will then be applied to melt away the fibrous bands causing cellulite and stimulate collagen production. Liquefied fatty tissue will be gently pressed out through the cannula that is inserted underneath the skin. The entire process takes 1.5-2 hours to complete.

Aftercare and recovery

There can be some minor discomfort, bruising, and swelling in the affected area after a Cellulaze treatment. Most patients can return to work 1-2 days after the procedure. However, some swelling and bruising can persist for 1-2 weeks after the treatment. You will need to wear a compression garment for at least 2 weeks after Cellulaze. You should plan to gradually resume normal activities and avoid more strenuous exercise for one to two weeks.

How long does Cellulaze last? Is Cellulaze permanent?

The final results after Cellulaze are visible about 3 months after the procedure (the treatment stimulates collagen formation over this time to give the skin a smoother appearance). One of the best things about Cellulaze is that the results can last for up to 1 year after just one treatment. In other words, you can enjoy a smoother look to your skin's surface after one short office procedure. It is worth noting, however, that pregnancy and weight changes can affect the results of your Cellulaze treatment. Also, Cellulaze is not permanent. At the one year follow up, your doctor will advise you about possibly repeating the procedure to reduce the appearance of cellulite in your skin.

How much does Cellulaze cellulite treatment cost?

Cellulaze cost can vary greatly depending on where you live. The procedure can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000.

Finding board certified doctors

Cellulaze is a safe and effective way of treating cellulite. The procedure releases the connective tissues that cause skin dimpling as well as removes fat cells from the treatment area. It also increases the skin's depth to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Want to find out if you are a good candidate for Cellulaze?

The MeTime app makes it easy to find experienced aesthetic providers who offer Cellulaze treatment in your area. You can click and upload pictures, chat with experts, do a video consult, and have suggestions sent directly to you. The app makes it easy to connect to certified cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists in your community with proven track records. Take the first step towards smoother skin without cellulite today. Try the MeTime app and find out more about Cellulaze.